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Al-Kadhimi’s Quest for Balance in Foreign Policy

After the military presence of the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq was eradicated, some foreign policy openings were developed in the country in...

The Pope’s Visit to Iraq and Turkmens

The historical visit by Pope Francis to Iraq that started on March 5, 2021 covered five governorates of Iraq, Baghdad, Najaf, Dhi Qar, Mosul and...

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Twenty-one years after the prospective pilgrimage visit by Pope John Paul II to the Iraqi city of Ur in 2000 was canceled by Saddam Hussein, Pope...

Publications

A Review of 2020 and Expectations From 2021: KRG

The year 2020 added new problems to the ongoing problems of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) that had been started in previous years....

Iraq Assessment 2020: Foreign Policy and Expectations for 2021

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who became the fifth Prime Minister of Iraq in the post-2005 period, after forming the government on May 6, 2020, showed that...

Is it Possible for Iraq to Normalize Relations with Israel?

US President Donald Trump who followed pro-Israeli policies in the Middle East after taking office in 2017, displayed intense diplomatic performance...

Understanding The Security Bureaucracy in Iraq: Agencies And Their Tasks

Military and internal security institutions operating under the umbrella of the security bureaucracy in Iraq have been among the most important...

US Military Presence in Iraq: Historical Background, Transformations and Repercussions

The military presence of the US (United States) in Iraq has experienced various transformations by passing through many phases parallel to the...

The Role of United States of America in The Emergence and Strengthening of The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham

The contemporary terrorist organizations mostly motivated by religious understanding and one of the best representatives of this new terror...

Protests in Iraq and the Economic Grounds Behind Them

A new wave of demonstrations has erupted in Iraq. Although the speed of the demonstrations that started on October 1, 2019, stopped within about a...

Election of Nechirvan Barzani as the President of KRG and its Implications

Prime Minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Vice President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Nechirvan Barzani took the...